Today, our high school administration received an alert that a student on campus had a weapon. All campuses were placed on lockdown as a precautionary action. In the meantime, the student and the classroom were quickly isolated and the weapon (not a firearm) was retrieved. At no time were students threatened with violence. A huge thanks to campus administrators and staff, and Venus ISD School Resource Officer as well as Venus PD and Alvarado PD for responding.
Thanks also to all parents for cooperating throughout the short duration of the event. Our labors and prayers are ongoing in the constant effort to provide a safe and effective learning environment for our students.
Venus Independent School District
VES will host the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for their newly constructed additions on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 6 PM. The ceremony will be followed by Science Night. All are invited to attend!
See the flyer below for details on the Youth Transition from High School Symposium offered by Education Service Center Region 10. This seminar for for any parent of a student receiving section 504 or Special Education services, and will provide information about services available as your student transitions from high school to college or the workforce.
On Saturday, Jan 20th, the Venus Powerlifting Team competed in the Midred Invitational. The boys came out on top again (having received 1st place last week at the Dublin Invitational). The girls came out in 3rd place (having received 5th place last week at the Dublin Invitational)
Here are the following places:
114 wt Class -- Roberto Ortiz (2nd place)
123 wt Class -- Eduardo Perez (1st Place)
132 wt Class -- Alex Schaefer (1st Place)
Gabe Leal (5th Place)
148 wt Class -- Israel Castillo (1st Place)
165 wt Class -- David Barrera (1st Place)
181 wt Class -- Gino Lara (7th Place)
220 wt Class -- Cade Lewis (5th Place)
114 wt Class -- Kalen Ruiz (2nd Place)
123 wt Class -- Kaityn Brown (1st Place)
Shyann Lewis (2nd Place)
132 wt Class -- Anjelica Sanchez (5th Place)
148 wt Class -- Kayla Gonzalez (3rd Place)
165 wt Class -- Nayda Rodriguez (6th Place)
181 wt Class -- Natalie Lopez (2nd Place)
Coach Rivas and Coach Endsley proud of these young men and women and are excited to see their hard work beginning to pay off. Their next meet is here in Venus on Saturday, Feb 3rd, and your VHS Powerlifters would love to see everyone come out and show your support.
Come celebrate the expansion of the Venus Primary School campus at the ribbon cutting ceremony at 6 PM on Thursday, January 25th! All are invited to attend and tour the new facilities. Immediately afterwards, VPS will host their annual math night, where parents and students can have a great time playing games, enjoying refreshments, and learning a little math too. We hope to see you there!
All parents and guardians of Venus High School, Venus Middle School, and Venus Elementary School students are invited to complete the annual technology survey, and provide us with invaluable feedback that will help us make the best decisions for our students. The survey should only take 5 minutes, and is completely anonymous. All you need to do is click the link below that applies to you, answer honestly, and click "Finished" when you're done. If you have students at multiple campuses, you are welcome to take the survey for the campuses your children attend. Thanks in advance for helping us make well-informed decisions!
If you are interested in becoming a Venus Bulldog, opportunities are currently available. We have multiple English as a Second Language Classroom Aide, and Substitute Teacher positions available. If you think you might be interested in being a part of the Bulldog family, please apply via the link below. Additional information can be found on the Human Resources web page.
Congratulations to the following Varsity Football players on earning district honors! We are proud of your hard work and commitment to excellence. GO BULLDOGS!
FIRST TEAM ALL DISTRICT
ANDREW WILLIAMS ........WR
ANDREW WILLIAMS ..........DB
CADE LEWIS .....................UTILITY
EDUARDO PEREZ ..............WR
The Venus Library will host the Second Annual Christmas Open House on Saturday December 16th from 11:00 to 3:00. There will be refreshments, crafts, story time, door prizes and of course, a visit from Santa. We'd love to see everyone attend! Come on out, have fun and support our Community Library.
The voters of Venus Independent School District have chosen to approve a bond for construction of new facility and additions to existing facilities. See below for details on the plan:
New Girls Athletic Facility $2,600,000
Venus Middle School Addition $16,900,000
Venus Elementary School Addition $5,500,000
Venus Primary School Addition $5,000,000
Additional information about the bond and construction will be posted as it becomes available.
I am truly excited to be the next superintendent at Venus ISD, and to have the privilege of leading a fantastic group of educators. I would like to take this opportunity to share a little about who I am and what I believe.
Who I Am:
I have been married to my wonderful wife, Linda Marie, for 37 amazing years, and we are blessed to have two children and two grandchildren. Outdoor activities are a source of great joy; I enjoy lifting, and love to spend time on trails hiking, running, fast-packing and ultra-trail running. I want to be an accomplished sailboat operator someday. I love competition, regardless of what the nature of it is. My faith in God is my firm foundation as well as my daily inspiration.
My Professional Philosophy:
Education is the axis upon which a society rotates. Except for our worship of God and our service to one another, it is the utmost priority.
What I Believe:
I take the role of professional educator seriously and strive to be the best I can be. I am also a lifelong learner. More than a cliché, I believe that anyone who is truly an educator carries this characteristic. Leaders are readers, and I believe that every instructor of young people is a leader. I will frequently ask you what you are reading, and will readily share with you what I am reading. In that way we augment each other’s learning.
I am truly thankful for the opportunity to lead Venus ISD as we continue traditional values and embrace equally the blessings and challenges of growth.
The yearbook staff is currently selling senior recognition ads. The early-bird deadline to order is Friday, November 17th. Order forms are available in the office, or you can buy online via the link below. Please contact Ms. Stevenson (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Mark your calendars to attend the 2nd Annual Venus ISD vs City of Venus Football Game on Monday, November 27, 2017. Kickoff is at 6:30 PM at Bulldog Stadium. The price of admission is one unwrapped toy per person. All toys go to benefit local families in need. Come ready to have a great time, and cheer on the Venus ISD team!
Updated November 16, 2017
Thanksgiving Day is nearing and the Venus Independent School District Child Nutrition Department would like to invite parents, grandparents or other family members to join their student for the annual Thanksgiving meal.
Venus Primary and Venus Middle Schools will celebrate on Tuesday, November 14. Venus Elementary and High School will celebrate on Thursday, November 16.
Adults and visiting children may purchase a meal for $3.70.
We hope you will be able to join the students and staff at the campus of your choice. Please check with your child’s campus to what their exact meal time will be. You will need to check in at the front office and purchase your meal tickets before coming to the cafeteria. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Venus Child Nutrition Staff
November 6, 2017
Venus ISD is launching an innovative app to keep your children safer and make your morning easier. With the Here Comes the Bus app, you and your child will receive alerts when the bus is near!
The app is FREE to all parents. Download the Here Comes the Bus app from the iOS App Store or Google Play.
Check out our Bus Notification page for instructions on how to set it up!
Updated November 7, 2017
Venus ISD will host a meeting for parents of students in the Patriot Estates neighborhood to discuss recent changes to the bus routes. The meeting will be on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Venus Annex. The meeting will be at the beginning of the Patriot Estates Homeowners Association meeting. Please attend if you are able. We look forward to seeing you there!
Thank you to all that came out and participated in the VHS Cheer Clinic on Saturday, Oct 21. We will perform on Wednesday at the community pep rally, and then on Friday at both the district pep rally and at the game.
Wednesday: Meet at the flagpole on the football field immediately following the parade. I will have your tshirts. Wear blue or black shorts and your tennis shoes.
Friday: We will perform at the district pep rally at 9:30am. The schools will bring them over.
Parents, please arrive at the football field by 7pm Friday night for the game.
The kids are free to the game, but all others will pay general admission.
Thank you, and GO BULLDOGS!
Lacy Brown, VHS Cheer Coach
Parents and AWESOME Venus Bulldog football fans, the game times for Thursday's (Oct 19) games have changed. The Venus 7th Grade football Game at Alvarado will kickoff at 6 pm, and the 8th Grade game will begin at 7 pm. Game are subject to change Please look on:
The games will be played at...
Charles Head Stadium
1000 N. Cummings Drive